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Microstegium fauriei Honda, Monogr. Poac. Jap. 410. 1930. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 428. 1978.

法利莠竹

Microstegium fauriei
living plant

Credit: JW Lin

Pollinia fauriei Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formos. 7: 73. 1918.

Culm geniculate, about 1.5 mm across. Blade 3-5 cm long by 3.5-4 mm wide, covered with tubercle hairs; sheath pubescent; ligule fimbriate on the upper back, about 0.4 mm long. Racemes 4, subdigitately arranged, about 8 cm long. Spikelets paired, monomorphic; rachis-joint longer than the lower spikelet; the upper pedicellate, the lower sessile, about 4 mm long. Lower glume subcoriaceous as long as the spikelet, 2-keeled, furrowed on back, ciliate on keels, shortly 2-toothed; upper glume lanceolate, 1-keeled, keel ciliate, margins inrolled, fimbriate, apex ending into a short awn; upper lemma 1 mm long, hyaline, 2-cleft, fimbriate along margins, with an awn of about 23 mm long, arising from the sinus; upper palea membranous, about 1.5 mm long, with a sinus of the apex; anther about 1.6 mm long.

TAIPEI: Taipei, Sasaki s. n. Oct. 24, 1926. ILAN: Suao, Nakamura 513. HSINCHU: Yuanyanghu, Hsu & Kuoh 14530. TAICHUNG: Pahsienshan, Hsu 1359. NANTOU: Chitou, Hsu s. n. July 18, 1954. CHIAYI: Alishan, Kanehira 39061. HUALIEN: Tungmen, Sasaki s. n: Aug. 12, 1929.

Endemic, at medium altitudes in Taiwan.

midrib 中肋: (la)large:several vascular bundles

leaf surface 表面: (fla)flat surface

sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (bIgir)on both sides of some veins
as I-shaped girder

chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: distinctive cells presented 特異細胞

bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (sk)single bundle sheath with
conspicuous chloroplast

buliform cells not well developed 泡狀細胞不發達: (nobul)if present only along side of midrib

chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 2-3

chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (per)large amount and in peripheral site

mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms -)metaxylem pole adjacent with
outer bundle sheath

chlorenchyma cell shape in LS 葉綠細胞縱面形狀: lobed

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